Richland County EMA To Hold Hazard Mitigation Workshop

Richland County EMA To Hold Hazard Mitigation Workshop

  • 8/27/2018 2:12:58 PM
  • Emily Ramey
  • National News

MANSFIELD, OH- The Richland County Emergency Management Agency is hosting two Hazard Mitigation Planning workshops on Wednesday, September 12.

The workshops will take place in the People's Community Room at 597 Park Avenue East at 3:00 and 6:00 PM. All township, village, and city officials are asked to attend, and it is also open to the public. In order to ensure adequate seating and materials reservations should be made no later than September 7. Secure your spot by contacting Sue Hunt at 419-774-5686 or  [email protected]

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) website, Hazard Mitigation is "the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. It is most effective when implemented under a comprehensive, long-term mitigation plan. State, tribal, and local governments engage in hazard mitigation planning to identify risks and vulnerabilities associated with natural disasters, and develop long-term strategies for protecting people and property from future hazard events. Mitigation plans are key to breaking the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage."

Richland County’s All Hazard Mitigation Plan was granted federal approval on June 20, 2017 and will expire in 2022. In the years between approval and expiration, counties are expected to gather information about the progress of damage prevention activities, new losses and vulnerabilities, and damage done to property by storms, accidents, and other incidents. Richland County EMA is conducting this session to gather that information.

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